Jose Altuve
Astros' Jose Altuve: Active on basepaths Tuesday
Jose Altuve, 2B, HOU
6:34 AM
News: Altuve went 2-for-4 with a walk, two runs scored and two stolen bases during Tuesday's 7-1 win over the Angels.

The stolen bases were Altuve's first in three weeks. He's now tied for third in the category behind Jonathan Villar (26 steals) and Rajai Davis (21).

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Brian Dozier
Twins' Brian Dozier: Homers twice, drives in four against White Sox
Brian Dozier, 2B, MIN
6/28/2016
News: Dozier went 3-for-4 with two home runs and four RBI in Tuesday's 4-0 win against the White Sox.

Dozier homered in his third straight game and extended his hitting streak to 10 games with Tuesday's performance. The second baseman pulled both homers off Jose Quintana, a solo shot off a fastball in the second and a three-run drive off a curveball in the sixth for his third career multi-homer game. It was the ninth straight game with an extra-base hit for Dozier, the longest streak for the franchise since it moved to Minnesota in 1961. The 29-year-old elevated his average to a season-high .259 while upping his RBI total to 40 on the year.

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Devon Travis
Blue Jays' Devon Travis: Homers in loss to Rockies
Devon Travis, 2B, TOR
6/27/2016
News: Travis homered and scored twice as part of a 2-for-4 game in Monday's loss to the Rockies.

Travis struggled to find his power over his first few weeks back, as he owned a .301 slugging percentage and just one home run through his first 19 games. In his nine games since, however, Travis now has four home runs to go along with three doubles and has raised his batting line to a robust .274/.304/.491. He has only taken five walks this season, but this kind of power performance is going to scare pitchers away from the zone, and maybe he can start to show the discipline again then. His 7.5 percent walk rate last season was just under the league average. Regardless, if he can hit the ball this hard, nobody's going to complain if he keeps swinging away.

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Nick Franklin
Rays' Nick Franklin: Shines in rare start
Nick Franklin, 2B, TB
6/27/2016
News: Making just his second start of the season, Franklin went 3-for-5 with a home run and five RBI on Monday against the Red Sox.

Franklin had been 0-for-5 at the dish this season before Monday's big day. The infielder is a career .201 hitter and was batting just .247 with Triple-A Durham before his call-up June 21.

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Jason Kipnis
Indians' Jason Kipnis: Back in action Monday
Jason Kipnis, 2B, CLE
6/27/2016
News: Kipnis is back in the lineup Monday against Atlanta.

Kipness fell ill during Saturday's game and was held out of Sunday's contest against Detroit. The day off apparently did him well, as he'll return to his usual second base spot while hitting second in the order against Atlanta's John Gant.

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Jonathan Schoop
Orioles' Jonathan Schoop: Pops 13th homer in Sunday's win
Jonathan Schoop, 2B, BAL
6/26/2016
News: Schoop went 3-for-5 with a solo shot, his 13th home run of the season, in Sunday's win over the Rays.

He's working on a nine-game hitting streak, during which he's batting .474 (18-for-38) with three homers, six RBI and an impressive 13 runs scored. Schoop's now hitting .292/.322/.502 on the season and could top his previous career high of 45 RBI before the All-Star break.

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Johnny Giavotella
Angels' Johnny Giavotella: Out of Sunday's lineup
Johnny Giavotella, 2B, LAA
6/26/2016
News: Giavotella is out of the lineup Sunday against the Athletics, Pedro Moura of the Los Angeles Times reports.

Giavotella had been a pest for the Athletics in the first three games of the series, going 6-for-14 with a run and an RBI. It's likely the Angels are just giving Giavotella the day off for rest following a long stretch of starts on consecutive days.

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Jed Lowrie
Athletics' Jed Lowrie: Sitting out Sunday
Jed Lowrie, 2B, OAK
6/26/2016
News: Lowrie is out of the lineup Sunday against the Angels, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Though he's a switch-hitter, Lowrie has been comparatively worse against left-handers this season, failing to produce an extra-base hit in 49 plate appearances against them. With southpaw Hector Santiago on the hill for the Angels, Lowrie will bow out of the lineup and afford Arismendy Alcantara a turn at the keystone.

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Jurickson Profar
Rangers' Jurickson Profar: Out of Sunday's lineup
Jurickson Profar, 2B, TEX
6/26/2016
News: Profar is out of the lineup Sunday against the Red Sox.

Profar will sit out for the second day in a row and for the fourth time in six games, largely through no fault of his own. With the Rangers recently returning Shin-Soo Choo from the DL and Prince Fielder and starting to make more of an impact at the plate, there's been no room leftover in the lineup for Profar and his stellar .352 average. He's still worth holding in most fantasy formats, but is best left on the bench until he begins seeing more consistent starts again.

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Brett Lawrie
White Sox's Brett Lawrie: Blasts pair of homers in Saturday victory
Brett Lawrie, 2B, CHW
6/26/2016
News: Lawrie went 3-for-4 with an inside-the-park homer, a solo shot, three RBI and two runs in Saturday's 10-8 loss to the White Sox.

The veteran infielder blasted a second-inning R.A. Dickey offering to left field that bounced back onto the field after second base umpire Ted Barrett had signaled it a home run. The Blue Jays' Michael Saunders didn't bother to give chase to the ball immediately as a result, but Lawrie never stopped running, allowing him to cross the plate safely. He added a fourth-inning solo shot, making it the first time in over 42 years that a White Sox player hit both an inside-the-park and over-the-wall homer in the same contest. After a mostly miserable month, Lawrie has now gone 8-for-12 with two homers and three RBI over his last three games.

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